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نواز شریف : دہشت گردی اور غداری کے فتوے تحریر : سید فرخ عباس: یہ نومبر 2008 ہے ، ملک پاکستان میں جرنیل مشرف کو استعفیٰ دیے تین ماہ گزر چکے ہیں، اس وقت پاکستان کے وزیر اعظم یوسف رضا گیلانی ہیں، صدارت کا عہدہ آصف علی زرداری کے پاس ہے ، اپوزیشن
Retired US Colonel: Israel Is Dragging the United States Into World War III:   Israel is in the process of plunging America into a war with Iran that could destroy what’s left of the Middle East and ignite a third world war, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of
Mehdi Hasan, beautiful soul, and his diatribe against the consequential Left – Stephen Gowans: If it wasn’t already clear, The Intercept’s Mehdi Hasan, wants us to know he’s a beautiful soul. In an April 19 diatribe against “Bashar al Assad apologists,” Hasan professes his distaste for war crimes, torture, and dictatorship, no matter
The search for truth in the rubble of Douma – and one doctor’s doubts over the chemical attack – Robert Fisk:   This is the story of a town called Douma, a ravaged, stinking place of smashed apartment blocks – and of an underground clinic whose images of suffering allowed three of the Western world’s most powerful nations to bomb
Russia says Syrian ‘chemical attack’ was staged:     Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said a reported chemical attack in Syria was staged by foreign agents. A spokesman for Russia’s defence ministry accused the UK of being involved in staging the attack. The US and
A House divided:       Editor’s Note : DAWN’s report on the the Tableeghi Jamaat, a Deobandi evangelist outfit and a gateway (for some) to hardcore Takfiri groups, is an example of poor reporting. The report is too partisan to the
Cover Story: The Punjab’s Robber Barons:     Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has awarded mega development projects worth dozens of billions of rupees in the province to Chinese companies without open international bidding. He has also provided interest-free loans from the provincial exchequer to
A Little About Me:     Well it looks like it’s attack editorial season again, so I’m just going to write a bit about who I am and what I do in order to put everyone’s mind at ease about me (or confirm
Ramanujan and Salam — what inspired them? – Pervez Hoodbhoy:     SRINIVISAN Ramanujan (1887-1920) and Muhammad Abdus Salam (1926-1996), two intellectual giants of the 20th century, were born in the same corner of the world. Of humble origin and educated in local schools, they nevertheless rose to dizzying
Nation of mugoos: Modi’s book for students isn’t about gaining knowledge – it’s about cracking exams:     Catch them young. This has always been the credo of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, of which Prime Minister Narendra Modi was once a pracharak or fulltime worker. The RSS admits children to its morning shakhas and drills
‘Hindutva calling itself a version of Hinduism is problematic’ – Historian Romila Thapar:   At the vanguard of present day studies of Indian history, Professor Romila Thapar has always recognised history as a dynamic discipline, a continuous dialogue between the past and present. The author of several insightful books, she is now
Saudi Arabia Signs Additional $500 Million Defense Contract With US:   The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) recently announced that the State Department had approved a new sales package of “missile system support services” to Saudi Arabia.  The announcement was made via a press release, which also stated that Congress was subsequently notified of
Things Manto Told Me: Stories of Reading and Discovering – by Nidhi Mahajan:   “Upar di gur gur di annex di be dhyana di mung di daal of the lantern,” are the strange words of Toba Tek Singh’s protagonist, the ‘lunatic’ Bishan Singh. Fast forward to our digital age where words are
Return to Kasur:   EARLIER this week, the body of a six-year-old girl was recovered from a garbage heap in Kasur. It has since been confirmed that she was raped and murdered. Kasur has erupted in riots. The autopsy report is unreadable.
Powerless liberals?:     Editor’s Note: After quite some time, we at LUBP came across an article that at least attempted to create a sense of balance, proportion, nuance and specificity. “Powerless Liberal” by Zahra Sabri was accurate in its observations
SC rejects NAB appeal to reopen Hudaibiya reference:   A three-judge Supreme Court bench on Friday rejected the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) appeal to reopen the Rs1.2 billion Hudaibiya Paper Mills reference. The bench — comprising Justice Mushir Alam, Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Mazhar Alam
When we’re told to “limit ourselves to the imambargah or shift these processions outside the city”:   Editor’s Note: Further to this article as we think the author missed some key points. The closure of roads and mobile networks is because of the security threats posed by ISIS-affilated, interconnected Deobandi terrorist groups like Sipah Sahaba
An anathema for the system:   In a recently held entry test for the Punjab medical colleges, even a student scoring 93 per cent marks in F.Sc failed to make it to any government-run institution offering instruction in medicine. The situation is alarming to
Would-be suicide bomber sheds light on suspected Pakistani militant web: SHIKARPUR, Pakistan – The confession of a Pakistani teenager who was captured moments before carrying out a suicide attack has given police a rare glimpse into a militant network they say is behind the recent surge in sectarian violence.
Parachinar suicides:   PARACHINAR’S experience with terrorism is endemic and compounded by divisive sectarianism. This year, 121 people have been killed and hundreds injured as a result of militancy. Recent media reports have drawn attention to the plight of its population
Living to modernize Afghanistan, and meeting a grim end: KABUL, Afghanistan — From a dusty village in central Afghanistan, where life depends on the almond harvest, Najiba Hussaini made it far. Graduating at the top of her high school class, she won a scholarship to earn a degree
Situationer: No solace for Hazara families in mourning:   QUETTA: There was always that cloud of fear whenever Murtaza Ali’s parents put him on a bus to Karachi or had to wait for him to arrive home in Quetta for the Eid holidays. For the 24-year-old Hazara
Deobandi Quran teacher, jailed for 13 years after carrying out sex attacks on four girls: A ‘dark and deviant’ Koran teacher has been jailed for 13 years after carrying out sex attacks on four girls during lessons in a mosque. Mohammed Haji Saddique, 81, would call the pupils to sit next to him and
Pakistan: Stop Shia genocide in Khurram Agency: The scenic Parachinar valley, capital of the federally administered Khurram Agency, has been under the grip of sectarian violence for many years, resulting in thousands of deaths. However, the Parachinar twin blasts on June 23 were the deadliest, unnerving
Israel gives secret aid to Syrian Rebels:     Israel has been regularly supplying Syrian rebels near its border with cash as well as food, fuel and medical supplies for years, a secret engagement in the enemy country’s civil war aimed at carving out a buffer
Rent a Liberal – Rauf Klasra: Source: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2017-06-21&edition=LHR&id=3192599_68485779
حکومت کو سندھ میں کالعدم شدت پسند تنظیم اہل سنت والجماعت کی سرگرمیوں پر تشویش: حکومت پاکستان نے سندھ میں کالعدم شدت پسند تنظیم اہل سنت والجماعت کی سرگرمیوں پر تشویش کا اظہار کیا ہے۔ نیشنل کاؤنٹر ٹیررازم اتھارٹی نے سندھ کے محکمہ داخلہ کو تحریری طور پر اپنی اس تشویش سے آگاہ کیا
‘Pakistani are our Slaves’ says Saudi Defense Minister:     Editor’s Note: This statement perfectly captures the prevailing sentiments of the Saudi despot monarchs regarding Pakistanis. We have allowed our corrupt rulers like the Nawaz Sharif family to sellout to these Saudi despots and they continue to
The US hand in the Libyan/Syrian tragedies:   Exclusive: The Obama administration’s “regime change” debacles in Libya and Syria are spreading terrorist violence into Europe, but they have inflicted vastly more bloodshed in those two tragic nations, writes Jonathan Marshall. Police investigations and media reports have
Pakistani academic Akbar Zaidi says CPEC corridor will colonise Pakistan: Columbia and Karachi university political economist S Akbar Zaidi has contended that Pakistan will become a colony of China once the CPEC corridor is implemented. In a lecture entitled “Has China taken over Pakistan” at the think tank Calcutta
Why remain a petro-puppet?:   NOW that Qatar is being choked of food and water by a Saudi-led coalition of five Arab countries, Pakistan must once again ask itself why it belongs to the wider Saudi-led so-called Islamic Military Alliance of 41 Sunni-majority
On Qatar, Pakistan walks a diplomatic tightrope: Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistan’s parliament has expressed its “deep concern” over the blockade and severing of ties with Qatar by several Arab states, calling for the government to help mediate in the crisis between the Gulf state and its
Ibn Taymiyyah : The founder of ISIS: Ibn Taymiyyah is one of the most quoted personalities of ISIS, Al Qaeda and Boko Haram. In this article we will learn about him, his ideas and why so many Muslims of the salafi sect go on to join
This is what Theresa May refused to tell you in her schoolyard sermon on terror:   Was that really the best Theresa May could do? It was the same old tosh about “values” and “democracy” and “evil ideology”, without the slightest reference to the nation to whom she fawns – Saudi Arabia, whose Wahhabist “ideology” has seeped into the bloodstream of
A wicked congregation:   This past week, leaders of almost 50 ‘Islamic’ nations met, under the leadership of Donald Trump and the frail King Salman, as part of the first “Arab Islamic American Summit”, and added their collective voice to an absolutely
We know what inspired the Manchester attack, We Just won’t admit It:   In the wake of the massacre in Manchester, people rightly warn against blaming the entire Muslim community in Britain and the world. Certainly one of the aims of those who carry out such atrocities is to provoke the
Trump, Salman and Netanyahu: The match made in Hell: As United States President Donald Trump struts his limited stuff across the international stage, his ‘accomplishments’ during this tour will benefit no one but the wealthy elites at home and abroad. Let us look first at his time in Saudi
وہ سب ایران سے خوف زدہ کیوں ہیں؟ – ایاز امیر: حجاز کی مقدس سرزمین سے تعلق رکھنے والے ہمارے دوستوں، اور خلیج سے ہمارے کچھ دیگر احباب کے لیے داعش ایک مسئلہ تو ہے، لیکن حقیقی دشمن نہیں۔ ان کے نزدیک حقیقی دشمن، اور جس کے نام سے اُنہیں
Pakistani sympathisers split over Saudi-Iran spat:   The Pakistan Awami Tehrik has taken exception to the statement against brother Islamic country Iran at the International Islamic conference in Saudi Arabia. The Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan on Monday also issued an overwhelming statement in favour of Iran, condemning
What is Wahhabism? The reactionary branch of Islam from Saudi Arabia said to be ‘the main source of global terrorism’:   In July 2013, Wahhabism was identified by the European Parliament in Strasbourg as the main source of global terrorism. Wahhabism has become increasingly influential, partly because of Saudi money and partly because of Saudi Arabia’s central influence as